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Never Let Your Activism Be Artless: An Interview With Lucien Greaves of The Satanic Temple

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing The Satanic Temple‘s Lucien Greaves about art, activism, and what religion means as a framework rather than a faith. “Recently” isn’t quite right — these questions were written back in February, as you might notice by the news reference in one of them, but we hope you’ll forgive us […]

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How Not To Be Seen: Unlearning Invisibility

A few months ago Sam invited the staff writers to pen some personal pieces for Haute Macabre. I’ve since considered writing about a variety of subjects that interest me, but there’s something else, something much more personal that’s been on my mind for a very long time and this suddenly seemed like a singular opportunity to […]

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The Somber Poetry Of Dreams: The Collage Art Of Hidden Velvet

The enigmatic artist known as Hidden Velvet seemed to appear on my radar overnight, and yet, whilst gazing at the somber elegance of her surreal collages, I feel that I have been carrying velvety fragments of her assemblages with me, tucked into the shadowy corners of my heart, for all of my life. A floating cloud softly obscures […]

Haute Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

Macabre Muse: Louisianna Purchase

photo by Muted Fawn Hailed as Austin’s best drag performer by the Austin Chronicles in 2016, Louisanna Purchase is stepping over Sharon Needles’ grave as Kween of Horror Drag (no shade, Sharon, but you’re a little less spooky and a little more sultry now than you were on Drag Race). Louisanna’s Clark Kent is Chad […]

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Sam’s Semi-Annual Closet Cleanout

Hello friends! I’ve started my semi-annual closet clean out, and dug deeeeeppppp this time. I moved just before the holiday season, and unearthed some frocks that have been packed away but deserve to be loved and flaunted. All of my listings are currently on the Depop app (available for iPhones and Androids), which is my favorite […]

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Death: A Graveside Companion

Morbid Anatomy’s Joanna Ebenstein released her latest book, Death: A Graveside Companion, this past October. Containing nearly 400 pages of essays and over 1,000 images, tracing humankind’s attempts to imagine and that great, inevitable unknown mystery of human life: namely, death. From the Morbid Anatomy blog: The book features 19 essays by a broad variety […]

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What Whisper A Needle Makes: The Creations of Elsa Olssen/Fevernest

Goats that gracefully gambol across a waistline, miniature moths fluttering about one’s throat, delicate alpine flora blooming across an expanse of  vintage lace–these are just a few of the eerie, elegant motifs one might find adorning both the artwork and clothing stitched by the patient, gentle hand of textile artist Elsa Olsson, aka Fevernest. After studying textiles […]

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Exploring the Daydream Spaces of Scott Radke

Cleveland-based artist Scott Radke creates beautifully haunting and utterly unique characters in the form of sculptures and marionettes made of wire, wood, epoxy resin, burlap, and acrylic paint. Some might be quick to describe his characters as otherworldly, but I find them perfectly at home here in this world; it’s just that they inhabit spaces most humans don’t […]

Haute Macabre Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Cemetery Collection: Mummies of Mexico City

Haute Macabre Shop Open

The Haute Macabre Shop is now open and restocked with our beloved Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Black Phoenix Trading Post collections. Quantities of each item are limited, but they are in stock and ready to ship. Mummies of Mexico City contains notes of  church incense, ornate gold, old lace, and dust. A sacred, secret scent, recalling residual […]

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BloodMilk Halloween Treats

The Witching Hour hat and Witches Brew cauldron charms composed the Halloween Treats from BloodMilk, a homage to the drawing of the veils in the season of autumn and the iconic imagery of Witch Lore. These Limited Edition pieces are a visual interpretation of The Season of the Witch, debuting shortly before Samhain when the […]

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Hogan McLaughlin: Lacrimosa

Lacrimosa, Hogan McLaughlin’s holiday collection, combines the stark architecture of his previous collections and the softness of a fantasy. Hogan reflects the inspirations he finds in the cathedrals, churches, and castles of the Middle Ages, creating a singular aesthetic in each of his designs. The Lacrimosa collection, meaning “weeping”, is available now via Hogan-McLaughlin.com.

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Yule Tidings Giveaway From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab And Haute Macabre

The nip of winter wind is in the air, Krampus is dusting off his switches, Befana is polishing her broom, and Miskatonic Valley villagers are preparing for their winter solstice feasts. Blessed Yule, Merry Faunalia, and Happy Christmas and Hanukkah, everyone!  Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s 2017 Yule fragrances are here to crown you and your […]

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Piercing The Veil: The Evolving Work of Caitlin McCarthy

I have been following the dreamy, delicate, feminine phantoms summoned by Caitlin McCarthy’s hand for a few years now, and their spectral countenances never fail to strike a chord within me. Whether she is illustrating witches or widows, mystics or monsters, sybils or seers–every languid line and shadowed curve, from their trailing, tendrilled tresses, to the fragile lace […]

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A Kindred Gloom: The Eerie Photography Of Sir Simon Marsden

For a dreary stretch of years I lived cut off from friends and family in a miserable realm known to me now as, “that shit-hole of which we do not speak,” (to others, I suppose it is just “New Jersey”.) I led a rather joyless existence during that time, especially during the winters, for I […]

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Colossal Memento Mori: Mass by Ron Mueck

We’re currently wishing we could magic ourselves over to the National Gallery of Victoria where, as part of the NGV Triennial group exhibition, they’re featuring a jaw-dropping installation by Australian hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck, his largest work to date. Entitled Mass, the installation is comprised of 100 individual meter-high fiberglass and resin human skull forms that are piled […]

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The Shadow Is Me: An Interview With Jamie Mooers Of Burial Ground

Though I’ve been obsessed with Burial Ground’s magical creations and otherworldly aesthetic for several years now, and have in the past had the distinct pleasure of interviewing one half of its creative team, artist and photographer Bill Crisafi— I knew very little about the brand’s shadow half, Jamie Mooers. As a nosy so-n-so who wants to know everything […]

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New Sponsor: Birds N Bones Jewelry

Please welcome our newest sponsor, Birds n Bones Jewelry The newest released Oceanic Collection by Bones N Birds Jewelry takes inspiration from the depths of the sea. We use castings of urchin spikes, seahorse tails, crab claws, and other underwater creatures to capture the dark beauty of one of the most mystery filled aspects on Earth- the […]

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Supra, The Hidden Path of an Oracle

Supra: The Hidden Path of the Oracle, upcoming from art and design studio Uusi, who brought us the beautiful Pagan Otherworlds Tarot deck not long ago. “Supra” is an oracle deck loosely based on Jungian psychology and how it mingled with Gnosticism. We loved the melding of physics, psyche and ancient knowledge in Jung’s practice […]

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A Disquiet Of Dreams: Colette St. Yves

Oh, Tumblr. Since my heady discovery of the micro-blogging platform back in 2009, my mind has been opened and subsequently blown by all of the incredible art curated there and the talent to which it has given rise Sure, I’ve got my problems with Tumblr; it’s frustratingly rife with un-credited art–I can’t count the times I’ve seen a […]

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Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse Chapter III: Scented Previews

Later today, December 1, 2017,  surrealist collaboration Bloodmilk Exquisite Corpse will release Chapter III,  its newest collection, and a launch which is rumored to be its biggest yet. Again partnering with independent artists within the handmade community to offer objects of ritual and desire, glimpses of these mysterious items have been teasingly unveiled on the bloodmilk instagram account over the […]

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The Magic Of Earth And Thread: Fiber Artist And Knitwear Designer Caitlin Ffrench

When I initially discovered the captivating knitting patterns of Vancouver-based textile artist and knitwear designer Caitlin Ffrench, a glorious thrill vibrated throughout my soul, and my fingers itched madly for needles, yarn, and an immediate opportunity to try my own hand at her stitchy, witchy designs. While I like to think that up until that point I had […]

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Crimson Peak Screen Print And Giveaway From Sara Deck

Inspired by the Gothic story line, beautiful architecture, and show-stopping costuming work of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, artist Sara Deck (previously featured on Haute Macabre) shares with us today her newest work, an exquisitely evocative poster that has utterly haunted our hearts and imaginations. Featuring the ghost of Edith Cushing’s mother, taken from young Edith by the black cholera, she appears to […]

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Vida Artist Partnership

Void Skeleton Wrap from Corviid, $120 Shopvida.com is something like an upmarket Cafepress. The new online service allows artists and creators to upload their designs and have them printed onto pre-made products. However,  the available products are much more interesting than the usual T-shirts, hoodies and coffee mugs. Options include wraps and scarves, leather goods, pillows and […]